Sometimes you just want a burger
Sep. 2, 2010 8:38 pm
Updated: Oct. 31, 2010 1:33 pm
I love experimenting with recipes, trying dishes I've never made before or combining cuisines. But sometimes, my son Quinn calls
me out and requests, "something simple." This dish, was a response to one of those requests.
I have to admit, it wasn't that hard to convince me. I love a good burger. The problem with most of them is that they rely almost
exclusively on fat for flavor. If you use lean ground beef or, as I did here, ground turkey, you run the risk of having a dry, flavorless burger. You can solve both problems by adding some flavorful spices and raw veggies to the meat. In this case, I chopped
up a fresh poblano pepper, jalapeño and some red onion, as well as some of my All-Around
The peppers and onion kept the burger moist and the combination with spices like paprika and ground cumin in the rub made it full
of flavor. I topped it with some goats milk cheddar and vegetarian chili and served it on a whole-wheat kaiser role with some baked fries and fresh cantaloupe. The burger with chili (you'll need to add the information for your own cheese and buns) was only
230 calories with 10 grams of fat and 3 of fiber.
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